Right-wing group in Austria suppressed by police

VIENNA, May 26 (Xinhua) — A right-wing extremist group in Austria’s eastern state Burgenland was suppressed by the police, announced the Austrian Federal office of Constitution Protection on Wednesday.

The right-wing extremist group consists of 21 members aged from 17 to 38, with a “hard core” of five to six personnel. They were accused of violations, property damage and personal injury.

It is reported that the suspects smeared public facilities with swastikas and Nazi slogans; some of them even held high Nazi flags and shouted slogans of “Heil Hitler”. These right-wing extremists once even attacked headquarters of the Green Party in Eisenstadt of Burgenland.

The suspects also tried to build their extreme organization to be highly regimented, relevant logos and regulations have been found in one of captured computers. In raids this April, the police also found prohibited weapons such as knuckles duster in their residences.

According to the police, many criminal acts timely happened in accordance with the historical date in the Nazi period, such as The Night of Broken Glass, an anti-Jewish pogrom in Nazi Germany and Austria, as well as the birthday of the Nazi activist Horst Wessel.

The Austrian police said their investigation of this criminal gang began in November 2008.

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